Dorchester Abbey Dorchester-on-Thames, England

Now an Anglican parish church, Dorchester Abbey was originally a cathedral founded by St. Birinus (in 635 CE) and later became an Augustinian abbey. The present building dates from the 12th to 14th centuries and contains some exceptional medieval stained glass and sculpture.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
249262
NHLE ID
1193595
Names
Abbey Church of St Peter and St Paul
Dorchester Abbey
Coordinates
51.6436027° N, 1.1643214° W
Dates
12th-14th cents.

Location Map

Map showing the location of Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, England. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

Aerial View

Aerial view of Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, England. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

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Timeline

18 Jul 1963
Dorchester Abbey designated a Grade I listed building
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Listed Building Data

Dorchester Abbey is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1193595
Grade
I
Name
ABBEY CHURCH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL
Location
ABBEY CHURCH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL, HIGH STREET
Grid Reference
SU 57927 94196